Some Accuse Mexican Army Of Abuse In Juarez


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Some Accuse Mexican Army Of Abuse In Juarez : NPR.

“Abu Ghraib would be a kindergarten compared to the military camp here in Ciudad Juarez.”

Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson, ombudsman for the Chihuahua State Human Rights Commission

All Things Considered, March 13, 2009 · In the Mexican border city of Juarez, thousands of army troops have taken over control of the local police force in an effort to win back the city’s streets from violent drug cartels.

Local officials say the surge over the last two weeks has dramatically reduced the number of drug-related executions. But human rights groups say the military has been abusing detainees suspected of having ties to organized crime.
March 13th, 2009 in Breaking News